A 23-year-old mother who was kidnapped while out celebrating her birthday in Boston was found dead inside the trunk of a car.
Jassy Correia was last seen alive leaving Venu Nightclub a little after midnight on Sunday in the company of a man later identified by the Boston Police Department as Louis D. Coleman III, 32. She was spotted on surveillance footage getting into a red car with him, according to police.
After she vanished, police reached out the public for help identifying the man in the footage and locating the missing mother.
On Thursday, police released the name and picture of Coleman, of Providence, Rhode Island, who they named a "suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping” of Corriea.
Not long after, Coleman was arrested in Delaware after a reported chase, Delaware Online reports.
“Louis D. Coleman III has been located and placed under arrest in Delaware,” police said in a press release shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. “A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time.”
A body was found in the trunk of the car, Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements Jr. said during a press conference held on Thursday.
"Everybody is sad and crying because they have the news they found her dead," Leonel Pires, Correia's uncle, told Boston 25. "She's my family, I don't know how this happened."
Correia has a 2-year-old daughter, who is now reportedly being taken care of by a relative.
“She went out to celebrate her birthday and never came home. … We want justice for her death,” Katia Depina, Correia’s cousin, said on Thursday night.
The cause and manner of death are pending, according to police.
Clements said investigators are treating the death as a homicide investigation.
It’s not clear if Coleman has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
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